What would you do? Would you deny something you know is true?

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  • What would you do?Would you deny something you know is true?

  • Galileos motto might have been follow knowledge wherever it leads us.

  • Biblical references Psalm 93:1, 96:10, and 1 Chronicles 16:30 include text stating that "the world is firmly established, it cannot be moved. In the same manner, Psalm 104:5 says, "the Lord set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved." Further, Ecclesiastes 1:5 states that "And the sun rises and sets and returns to its place"Christian Arguments for a Geocentric Universe

  • Christian view of a Geocentric Universe

  • Galileo on Trial

  • Copernicus Heliocentric Universe

  • Galileos response to the Inquisition: A VOICE FROM THE PASTWith sincere heart and unpretended faith I abjure, curse, and detest the aforesaid errors and heresies (of Copernicus) and also every other error contrary to the Holy Church, and I swear that in the future I will never again say or assertanything that might cause a similar suspicion toward me. Galileo Galilei, quoted in The Discoverers

  • Assignment On a piece of paper you will write a Talk Back to Galileo. You will have at least 3 paragraphs. Tell Galileo what you think of the way he handled this situation. Do you agree with him? Why or why not?Come up with at least 5 questions that you would have asked the church OR Galileo about this trial. Tell Galileo how you would have handled this situation. Answer the following questions:Can an Idea be dangerous?Does modern scientific knowledge seem mostly harmful or helpful?Galileo faced persecution for teaching new ideas. Could this happen today? Describe a situation in which you lied but you believed you were doing it for the right reason.